The Yankees held off the Astros 7-6 thanks to good relief work from Steven Jackson, Dan McCutchen and Mark Melancon.
They pitched the final three innings, allowing one hit. Cody Ransom committed an error with one out in the bottom of the ninth but Melancon got Tomas Perez to ground into a double play to end it.
Jeff Karstens worked three scoreless innings to get the win. Just a feeling at this point, but I suspect he will make the team. Joe Girardi wants a long reliever and Karstens seems best suited for the job. His competition is Darrell Rasner, Steven White and Kei Igawa.